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Preview of Illinois Primary Election

Preview of Illinois Primary Election

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

March 3, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

On March 18, thousands will head to the polls for the Illinois general primary election. Anyone who is a citizen, lives in Illinois, is a registered voter, and will be at least 18 years old by November 4 will be able to vote. Early voting is underway now, and from Monday through Saturday until the 18...

Social Media Hack Attack

Social Media Hack Attack

Maddie Salata, Staff Writer

February 27, 2014


Filed under News

Social media is becoming a prominent part of our everyday lives, but just how safe is it? Snapchat and Skype, two very popular social media platforms, were both hacked in December, leaving millions of Snapchat accounts with spam from advertisers and the official Skype accounts with false information. Sna...

Alcohol Norm Survey

Alcohol Norm Survey

Shelly Schick, Staff Writer

February 26, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

“77% of students at LHS are alcohol free.” Yes, those results were from the survey all students took on substance abuse two years ago. Today, on February 26, students at LHS took basically the same alcohol/drug survey--but a few differences with different issues that have become more significant ...

What’s Happening?

Molly Downing, Staff Writer

February 24, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, News

Turn Up at Turnabout

Turn Up at Turnabout

Katie Vrba, Staff Writer

February 18, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

This Saturday, February 22, LHS students will participate in the Hollywood themed Turnabout dance. Student Council worked together with many staff members to make Turnabout 2014 the most exciting year yet. “We are really going all out with the Hollywood theme,” said Ms. Andrea Lara assistant adv...

The Lakota Reservation: An Exchange Program

The Lakota Reservation: An Exchange Program

Tom Ackerman, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2014


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           LHS junior Ava Polzin has been working to establish an exchange program to host a Lakota Native American girl in the Chicago area this July.         Polzin, who is also the DOI Features Editor, was originally inspired by a friend of a family friend, started a test progra...

Big Year for Brainerd

Nick Vittore, Staff Writer

February 10, 2014


Filed under News, Showcase

It’s been one of the longest running debates in town history: what should Libertyville do with the historic Brainerd building? After years of talks about LHS’s former home, now’s the time for citizens to make a decision about the fate of Brainerd: will it stay or will it be demolished? Monday, February 3 m...

Gluten Free: Fad Diet or Healthy Lifestyle Living?

Gluten Free: Fad Diet or Healthy Lifestyle Living?

Natalie Zeng, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014


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According to market-research company The NDP Group, nearly 30% of adults in America want to cut down or eliminate gluten from their diet. With all sorts of health benefits being thrown around by the media concerning the new food trend, such as weight loss and increased energy, it’s no wonder that more...

Dance Team Finishes Strong at State

Dance Team Finishes Strong at State

Ryan Jackson, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014


Filed under Featured Sports Story Carousel, News, Showcase, Sports

   The Libertyville varsity dance team finished their competition season with a bang, taking 6th place at the State Competition last Saturday.    This marks the second consecutive season that the dance team has reached the State Competition in Bloomington, but this year marked a stark improveme...

Pipe leak update

Pipe leak update

Elise Houcek, Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2014


Filed under News

In mid-November, Libertyville High School experienced what can only be described as an  “annoying” odor emanating from the PE, lower main hallway, and pool areas of the school. According to buildings and grounds director Mr. Chris Stancil, the odor was a result of a broken steam pipe located...

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